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    constitutionality of the laws passed by the state and the Federal government, a power they granted themselves with Marbury v. Madison. Through jurisprudence Americans have become more free. A significant case that has drastically effected our society is Griswold v. Connecticut. The basis of this case began with the passage of a law in 1879. This law, nicknamed the Comstock law, made the prescription of contraceptives and mailing of family planning pamphlets illegal (Prescott). This law in Connecticut was just one of many passed along this same vein that restricted the rights of women, the Comstock Law simply was the most extreme one. Absurdly, in this era women were punished in courts of law for failure to use their bodies solely as baby-producing machines. The Plaintiff in this case, Estelle Griswold, was the director…

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    The Griswold v. Connecticut case involved a challenge to the constitutionality of an 1879 Connecticut law prohibiting the dissemination of information about and/or the sale of contraceptives. Connecticut provided a law that prohibited the use of drug or any instrument for the purpose of preventing conception and should be punished with imprisonment and a fine. Estelle Griswold believed that it would be best to give couples information, medical advice and counseling in to preventing unwanted…

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    Connecticut and the Unenumerated Right of Privacy by David Helscher it discusses the issues about the Griswold v. Connecticut case. The main issues focuses on the unenumerated right of privacy retained by the people through the ninth amendment and the Bill of Rights. The concern made apparent in this article about the enumerated right of privacy is that, when the Bill of Rights were submitted for ratification there was a lack of Bill of Rights. People that were for and against the Bill of Rights…

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    privacy Griswold v. Connecticut explored this problem. In this case Justice Douglass listed the origins of the right to privacy from coming from the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Amendments and the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Justice Douglass stated “ The Ninth Amendment obviously does not create federally enforced rights … but a catalogue of these customary, traditional, and time honored rights, amenities, privileges and immunities… Many of them in my view come…

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    Estelle Griswold and Dr. C. Lee Buxton are citizens of the United States, which means as United States’ citizens, the Constitution protects their rights. Our flagship document, the Constitution, was created purposefully to protect the rights of citizens. Griswold and Buxton were also residents of Connecticut, as that is where they lived, advocated, practiced, and eventually, chose to break their state law. Griswold and Buxton’s case “Griswold v. Connecticut,” arrived on the bench of the United…

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    Roe v. Wade was not the first point in history abortion was discussed. Prior to the court case, many states, and eventually the Supreme Court, ruled on the constitutionality of state laws which preluded Roe v. Wade. In 1879, a Connecticut law was enacted stating that any one person who attempted through medical means to prevent conception of a child should “be fined not less than forty dollars or imprisoned no less than sixty days” (“Griswold v. Connecticut…”). This meant that any form of…

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    Wade and Griswold and Connecticut. In the case of Roe V. Wade, it banned abortions except when saving the life of the mother. Roe believe that his law violated her constitutional rights. In the session, a question was asked if women have the control of reproduction and did the court go too far? Abortion is also a relevant and controversial choice and issue that is not mutually accepted in our society. Many people are divided by the idea of anti-choice and pro-choice. Those who are anti-choice…

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    I think the British won the war because they had a superior military force under the leadership of man by the name of William Pitt. Along with the troops that were in the colonies, the British were able to make a comeback on a war that had almost lost in the beginning. From then on, the British had captured several French territories and strongholds, such as the city of Quebec. The French then became weaker and weaker as the British grew stronger and stronger. I think democracy is indeed…

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    Williams went on to be the founder of Rhode Island and established a community with complete freedom of religion The colony had no oaths regarding religious beliefs, no mandatory attendance at church, and no taxes to support a state church (AP, 48). Everyone in the Massachusetts Bay Colony was required to pay taxes for the government-supported church, regardless of their religious beliefs (AP, 47). New Haven was founded in 1638 but was then merged with the settlements in the Connecticut Valley…

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    The government of the United States is one of the many aspects that make it unique when compared to other great nations. The historical events and individuals that created it, are seen as heroes in modern day society. Among these historical figures are the infamous Founding Fathers if the United States. The term Founding Fathers often refers to the individuals of the Thirteen British Colonies who led the American Revolution against the British Crown (England). An abundance of factors…

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